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MeasurementBlues
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Re: FIRST Robotics
MeasurementBlues   4/7/2014 12:52:22 PM
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Speaking of FIRST Robotics, also see an article posted on EDN just a few days ago.

In the pits with FIRST Robotics

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Re: Amazing dedication
JanineLove   3/11/2014 1:14:23 PM
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Hey Martin, NI had some great robot demos at last year's NI week in Texas. Love those Lego Mindstorms.

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FIRST Robotics
Allthingstech   3/11/2014 1:12:24 PM
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If you are interested in FIRST robotics, here is a story on EDN that talks about this year's FRC competition, where competitors have to complete their robot in a short time window. And, here's another story (shameless plug) that profiles the team my daughter competes with in FIRST Robotics FTC competition.

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Re: Amazing dedication
MeasurementBlues   3/8/2014 12:57:12 PM
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NI has also been involved with LEGO competitions, to the point where students use LabVIEW-based software to control robots. I recall an exhibit severalyears ago at the Boston Museum of Science on Lego Mindstorms.

See National Instruments Unveils NI LabVIEW for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotics

National Instruments and Lego announce educational software

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Re: Amazing dedication
MeasurementBlues   3/8/2014 12:50:47 PM
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NI has been involded with FIRST for years. At the NIDays Bston in November, FIRST founder Dean Kamen spoke. You really need to her him live if you haven't.
Sideshow: NI Days Boston Conference & Exhibits
Slideshow: NI Days Keynote Address


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Re: Amazing dedication
Superbk   3/7/2014 5:09:56 PM
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I agree. NI's support of FIRST is outstanding.

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Re: Amazing dedication
Susan Rambo   3/7/2014 2:30:47 PM
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Interesting. How many times have you worked with NI on the FIRST projects? Spread the word and help them win the award! The contest ends on March 17th.  Thanks for commenting.

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Re: Amazing dedication
mckillip   3/7/2014 12:34:09 PM
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Having witnessed the F.I.R.S.T. competions first-hand (sorry!), and as a mentor to Team 293 SPIKE, I would hands-down go with National Instruments.  Their contributions to the electronic control and interface features on the robot challenges let high school students (and even some 8th-graders) gain the satisfaction, experience, and fun of creating a robot that they can control and be proud of.

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Sorry no link
Susan Rambo   3/7/2014 10:08:00 AM
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Sorry we can't put a link to the STEM article in our poll. I've been told: "That can't be done. What you are seeing is intended behavior." I hate developer speak, even if I like the developer.

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Amazing dedication
Susan Rambo   3/6/2014 11:10:16 AM
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These six companies have done amazing work on their STEM programs. Please vote for one of them in our poll. The winner of your crowdsourced vote gets the ACE STEM Impact award on April 1 (no foolin').



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